Harrison C. Spencer, MD, MPH, DTM&H, CPH
Harrison C. Spencer became the first fulltime President and CEO of the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) on July 1, 2000. ASPH is the predecessor to the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). ASPPH is the national organization representing the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited schools and programs of public health.
From 1996-2000, Dr. Spencer was Dean of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Prior to going to London, Dr. Spencer was Dean of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans from 1991-1996.
During a career with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Spencer served as an EIS Officer and at the field station in El Salvador. He founded and directed the CDC research station in Nairobi, Kenya for 5 years (1979-1984) and then served as Senior Medical Officer at the Malaria Action Program of the World Health Organization in Geneva. Before going to Tulane in 1991, he was Chief of the Parasitic Diseases Branch at CDC.
Dr. Spencer received a BA from Haverford College, an MD from Johns Hopkins, an MPH from the University of California, Berkeley and a DTM&H from the University of London . He is board certified in internal medicine and preventive medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Preventive Medicine.
Dr. Spencer was elected a Founding Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences in 1998 and to the US Institute of Medicine in 2003.